MCLS Events and Programs

This page is updated frequently and new events may be added daily.


Parents are responsible for the conduct of minor children, under 18 years of age, in the library or on library grounds, regardless of whether they are in the company of their child or not. See our Parental/Guardian Supervisory Responsibilities Policy for more information.
Thursday August 11, 2022

Join Miss Jen for storytime outside, plus a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Jen for storytime outside, plus a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In inclement weather the program will be moved indoors. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ABC Play Time

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fiction Writers' Workshop: Sharing Your Words

This month your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to send out at least five short or long pieces of your writing to agents or publishers. Come to the meeting and share your experience. Rejections are considered a positive step in the right direction--a hand written note on a rejection--very positive. Bring any work you want to share to the workshop. Dazzle us with your productivity and earn bragging rights for the month. 

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-882-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 22 spaces available.

This month your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to send out at least five short or long pieces of your writing to agents or publishers. Come to the meeting and share your experience. Rejections are considered a positive step in the right direction--a hand written note on a rejection--very positive. Bring any work you want to share to the workshop. Dazzle us with your productivity and earn bragging rights for the month. 

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Adult Services Staff
  609.882.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 22 spaces available.

 

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 9 spaces available.

Join Miss Chetna in rhymes and songs for children ages birth to 18 months. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 9 spaces available.

 

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program including music and fingerplays specifically designed for babies and young toddlers. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 4 spaces available.

Children, under age 2, are welcome for a program including music and fingerplays specifically designed for babies and young toddlers. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 4 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Basic Skills Craft for Adults

With assistance, make a craft for yourself or a friend. Led by librarian Shilpa Shanbhag.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 6 spaces available.

With assistance, make a craft for yourself or a friend. Led by librarian Shilpa Shanbhag.

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 6 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Drop-In Upcycle Challenge: Bike Spoke Cards

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the week. Keep track of your projects in your own logbook, and move your pin up our "Extraordinary Upcyclers" board as you complete more challenges. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you’ve got something specific in mind.  You can also complete the challenge from home and email a picture of your creation to be added to your log book. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This week’s challenge is to make spoke cards to decorate the wheels of your bike. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Pick from a variety of recycled materials (cardboard, fabric, plastic, paper, etc.) to complete the challenge of the week. Keep track of your projects in your own logbook, and move your pin up our "Extraordinary Upcyclers" board as you complete more challenges. Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you’ve got something specific in mind.  You can also complete the challenge from home and email a picture of your creation to be added to your log book. For all ages, with an adult to supervise. This week’s challenge is to make spoke cards to decorate the wheels of your bike. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Branch. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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1:30 PM
(In Person) An Afternoon at the Movies - Stillwater

Stillwater (2021) Starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin. A humble family man contends with the unthinkable when his daughter calls him from a French prison, revealing that she has been charged with murder. Determined to secure her freedom, he embarks on an odyssey from rural Oklahoma to France driven by paternal instinct. Rated R, 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 17 spaces available.

Stillwater (2021) Starring Matt Damon and Abigail Breslin. A humble family man contends with the unthinkable when his daughter calls him from a French prison, revealing that she has been charged with murder. Determined to secure her freedom, he embarks on an odyssey from rural Oklahoma to France driven by paternal instinct. Rated R, 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 17 spaces available.

 
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1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Crafternoon: Paper Loop Pufferfish Craft

Come for a fun art project! Please dress for the possibility of paint (or bring an old t-shirt or smock) all other supplies will be provided.  Ages 4-8.   

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Come for a fun art project! Please dress for the possibility of paint (or bring an old t-shirt or smock) all other supplies will be provided.  Ages 4-8.   

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Station: Perler Bead Fun

Join us today to make Perler Bead creations!  These projects are a little more involved than Crafternoon. Suggested for children ages 5 and up with adult supervision. 

Registration required. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us today to make Perler Bead creations!  These projects are a little more involved than Crafternoon. Suggested for children ages 5 and up with adult supervision. 

Registration required. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PowerPoint 1 & 2 (In Person)

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended!

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended!

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
PowerPoint 1 & 2 (Virtual)

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended! ​

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 28 spaces available.

Create a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Learn to add new slides, text, and images. Add pizzazz to the presentation you created with animations, transitions, and much more. Strong Word skills recommended! ​

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 28 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
How to Make No-Cook Pesto

Librarian Shilpa Shanbhag will demonstrate how to make two different kinds of no-cook summer pesto: a fresh basil-pine-nut pesto, and a sundried-tomato-walnut pesto. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste both recipes and discuss the differences. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org

Librarian Shilpa Shanbhag will demonstrate how to make two different kinds of no-cook summer pesto: a fresh basil-pine-nut pesto, and a sundried-tomato-walnut pesto. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste both recipes and discuss the differences. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hickory Corner Library.

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org



 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
School-age Craft Crew: Ice Cream Cone

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for a creative crafting program with a different project weekly.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 5 spaces available.

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for a creative crafting program with a different project weekly.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 5 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM
Outdoor Animal Program: Eyes of the Wild

Eyes of the Wild will bring several exotic animals that they have rescued. Get to see these special animals and hear how they were saved. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Register prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Eyes of the Wild will bring several exotic animals that they have rescued. Get to see these special animals and hear how they were saved. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Register prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Canceled - Haiku Poetry Workshop

This event has been cancelled. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Do you Haiku? A haiku is a poem which consists of three lines and traditionally evokes images of the natural world. Join teen Amelie Baveja for a fun Haiku poetry workshop.  Recommended for kids, ages 10 and above.

Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

This event has been cancelled. We're sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Do you Haiku? A haiku is a poem which consists of three lines and traditionally evokes images of the natural world. Join teen Amelie Baveja for a fun Haiku poetry workshop.  Recommended for kids, ages 10 and above.

Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
K-6 Grade Tutoring / Tutoria Para Kinder - 6 Grado

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

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Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

*****

Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:30 PM
Play With Clay: Under the Sea

On Thursdays in July and August, we’ll use air dry clay to make animals and objects from under the sea. Bring your sculpture home the night of the program to dry. Then, if you’d like, you can bring it back to paint the following week. You’re welcome to swing by just once, or come back every week to create a whole ocean of fun! For children of all ages, with a caregiver to supervise. This week’s animal is a sea snail. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

On Thursdays in July and August, we’ll use air dry clay to make animals and objects from under the sea. Bring your sculpture home the night of the program to dry. Then, if you’d like, you can bring it back to paint the following week. You’re welcome to swing by just once, or come back every week to create a whole ocean of fun! For children of all ages, with a caregiver to supervise. This week’s animal is a sea snail. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Poetry Circle: Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)

We seldom find an example of a writer who mastered as many forms, and who gave the world as many remarkable works as the great French writer Victor Hugo. In his lifetime, he not only gained recognition as a poet, novelist and playwright, but also as an intellectuel engagé. He was a writer very much involved in the social and political issues and disputes of his time. He gained the reputation as a poetic virtuoso at an early age. In his poetry, Hugo used a great variety of styles and addressed many subjects. He wrote about everything, from love poems to forceful poems of political protest, and to poems that express the profound grief he felt at the loss of loved ones. Poetry Circle friends Ariane and Mark will lead the discussion.  

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-882-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 17 spaces available.

We seldom find an example of a writer who mastered as many forms, and who gave the world as many remarkable works as the great French writer Victor Hugo. In his lifetime, he not only gained recognition as a poet, novelist and playwright, but also as an intellectuel engagé. He was a writer very much involved in the social and political issues and disputes of his time. He gained the reputation as a poetic virtuoso at an early age. In his poetry, Hugo used a great variety of styles and addressed many subjects. He wrote about everything, from love poems to forceful poems of political protest, and to poems that express the profound grief he felt at the loss of loved ones. Poetry Circle friends Ariane and Mark will lead the discussion.  

Advanced registration is appreciated.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Adult Services Staff
  609.882.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 17 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
ESL: Conversation in English for Adults

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Improve your English speaking skills by chatting in casual conversation. Chip McAuley, TESOL-certified Hickory Corner Branch librarian, will lead the sessions, intended for intermediate-level speakers (those comfortable speaking English in most situations and looking for practice to increase confidence).

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sports Book Club: The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb

Join us for a book club with a sports twist.  Each month, we discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game!  All are welcome to discuss this month's book, The Perfect Mile, by Neal Bascomb. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Adult Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us for a book club with a sports twist.  Each month, we discuss a book revolving around a sport, an athlete, a team, or a league. If the book is related to sports, it's fair game!  All are welcome to discuss this month's book, The Perfect Mile, by Neal Bascomb. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Adult Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Friday August 12, 2022
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9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Mini Books

Stop by the Children's area between 9:45-4:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Stop by the Children's area between 9:45-4:00pm to make a Mini Book in honor of Book Lovers' Day (8/9)! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Movers and Shakers

This program is all about music and movement! Join Miss. Lauren as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music. Shaky eggs, bells, bubbles, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Please bring your own chairs or blanket. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

This program is all about music and movement! Join Miss. Lauren as we play your favorite story-time songs and your toddlers & preschoolers can sing, dance, and move to the music. Shaky eggs, bells, bubbles, and more! Suggested for children, ages 2-5, with a caregiver. Please bring your own chairs or blanket. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, this program will be moved indoors.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Friday, August 12, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Creation Station

Children of all ages are welcome to stopy by the activity room to make a craft project.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330

Children of all ages are welcome to stopy by the activity room to make a craft project.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
  


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Dance Party

Children are invited to join Miss Andrea for a dance party! Dance along as she plays her favorite songs to get you up and moving. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330
There are 10 spaces available.

Children are invited to join Miss Andrea for a dance party! Dance along as she plays her favorite songs to get you up and moving. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
  


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Miss Kim's Children's Music

Join Miss Kim for an outdoor Music Concert for children! Please bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Kim for an outdoor Music Concert for children! Please bring a blanket or something to sit on. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the West Windsor Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Rock

Too old for Babytime and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program is for children ages 3 and under who are accompanied by an adult. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Babytime and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program is for children ages 3 and under who are accompanied by an adult. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kids for Science - Grades K to 2

Children entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Playdough Creation

Playdough creations based on storytime theme for children, ages 2-5, with adults.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 14 spaces available.

Playdough creations based on storytime theme for children, ages 2-5, with adults.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 14 spaces available.

 
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1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
First Chapter Friday Jr.

Discover a new chapter book as Ms. Bekka reads the first chapter aloud. This will be followed by a brief introduction to the book and then a craft. Ages 5-8.  

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 12 spaces available.

Discover a new chapter book as Ms. Bekka reads the first chapter aloud. This will be followed by a brief introduction to the book and then a craft. Ages 5-8.  

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 12 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Knitting, Crochet, Et Cetera!

It may be too hot to knit at home, but the library is cool enough for wool! Bring in your project and get ready for fall. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

CONTACT: West Windsor Adult Services Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org

It may be too hot to knit at home, but the library is cool enough for wool! Bring in your project and get ready for fall. All hook and needle crafters are welcome!

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Adult Services Staff
  609.275.8901
   westprogs@mcl.org


 

Our Open Labs allow you to use our computer classroom to work on your own computer projects. You can practice your mouse and keyboarding skills, continue working on something from a class, or work on something else! Our technology trainers will be available to assist you. Note: If you want to work on an existing project, save your file to a flash drive and bring it to the library, or just email it to yourself!

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Our Open Labs allow you to use our computer classroom to work on your own computer projects. You can practice your mouse and keyboarding skills, continue working on something from a class, or work on something else! Our technology trainers will be available to assist you. Note: If you want to work on an existing project, save your file to a flash drive and bring it to the library, or just email it to yourself!

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

The Outfit (2022); rated R; 105 minutes

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

The Outfit (2022); rated R; 105 minutes

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Board Game Café

Stop by to play a fun board game! All ages. This is a drop-in program (available whenever we are open). 

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

Stop by to play a fun board game! All ages. This is a drop-in program (available whenever we are open). 

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
(Virtual) Teen Advisory Board

All teens are welcome to join! Come be a part of the MCLS Teen Advisory Board.  There are opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, earn community service hours, help run library programs, and write book reviews. New members always welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

All teens are welcome to join! Come be a part of the MCLS Teen Advisory Board.  There are opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, earn community service hours, help run library programs, and write book reviews. New members always welcome!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Saturday August 13, 2022
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9:45 AM
Drop-in Craft: Pet Shell

You've heard of a pet rock, how about a pet shell!  Stop by the Children's area and make your own pet shell to take home!  Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

You've heard of a pet rock, how about a pet shell!  Stop by the Children's area and make your own pet shell to take home!  Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. While supplies last. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Relieve stress via meditation, anyone can do it! Sahaja yoga meditation is practiced worldwide. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Adult Services Staff  609-275-8901  westprogs@mcl.org
There are 16 spaces available.

Relieve stress via meditation, anyone can do it! Sahaja yoga meditation is practiced worldwide. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Adult Services Staff
  609.275.8901
   westprogs@mcl.org


There are 16 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Build a Budget with Excel (In Person)

We'll use Excel to build a simple yet effective personal budget that you can use each month to track your spending and set financial goals. The budget will use the 50/30/20 rule, a personal budgeting rule recommended by many financial experts. Take Excel 1 first! Strong mouse skills required.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

We'll use Excel to build a simple yet effective personal budget that you can use each month to track your spending and set financial goals. The budget will use the 50/30/20 rule, a personal budgeting rule recommended by many financial experts. Take Excel 1 first! Strong mouse skills required.

​Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Build a Budget with Excel (Virtual)

We'll use Excel to build a simple yet effective personal budget that you can use each month to track your spending and set financial goals. The budget will use the 50/30/20 rule, a personal budgeting rule recommended by many financial experts. Take Excel 1 first! Strong mouse skills required.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
There are 30 spaces available.

We'll use Excel to build a simple yet effective personal budget that you can use each month to track your spending and set financial goals. The budget will use the 50/30/20 rule, a personal budgeting rule recommended by many financial experts. Take Excel 1 first! Strong mouse skills required.

Registration with an email is required so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. The link to the class will be included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

There are 30 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Kids for Science - Grades K to 2

Children entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Children entering Kindergarten through 2nd Grade will explore scientific concepts through hands-on activities designed to encourage their love of science. This program is led by a teen Girl Scout Gold Award candidate.

Siblings welcome, too. Please register all children on one registration form.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Read to Belle

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mini Scientists: Eco-Science

Let's learn about the wonders of eco-science! Join us for a fun, hands-on science program! For ages 2-5 years, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Let's learn about the wonders of eco-science! Join us for a fun, hands-on science program! For ages 2-5 years, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Read to Belle

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Read to Belle

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly. Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Read to Belle

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly.  Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Belle is a local reading therapy dog who loves listening to stories. Bell will visit the Hopewell Branch with her owner Kelly.  Children who would like to practice reading aloud may sign-up for one 15 minute session with Belle and Kelly. Children should arrive with a book of their choice to read. Suggested for children ages 11 and under.  

​Registration is required.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pokémon Club

Children are invited to join our Pokémon Club. We will discuss trading cares, books, and games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Ages 5 - 11. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children are invited to join our Pokémon Club. We will discuss trading cares, books, and games, and all things Pokémon. Bring your trading cards, handheld devices and anything else you would like to share and discuss. Ages 5 - 11. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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2:00 PM
Saturday Blockbuster Movie Series

The Batman (2022, PG-13), with Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright. When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement. Runtime: 176 min.

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 25 spaces available.

The Batman (2022, PG-13), with Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright. When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement. Runtime: 176 min.

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 25 spaces available.

 

Our Open Labs allow you to use our computer classroom to work on your own computer projects. You can practice your mouse and keyboarding skills, continue working on something from a class, or work on something else! Our technology trainers will be available to assist you. Note: If you want to work on an existing project, save your file to a flash drive and bring it to the library, or just email it to yourself!

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT: Technology Instructors  609-882-4050  techclass@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Our Open Labs allow you to use our computer classroom to work on your own computer projects. You can practice your mouse and keyboarding skills, continue working on something from a class, or work on something else! Our technology trainers will be available to assist you. Note: If you want to work on an existing project, save your file to a flash drive and bring it to the library, or just email it to yourself!

Registration is required prior to the class. Please call or email us if you need to cancel.

CONTACT:
  Technology Instructors
  609.882.4050
   techclass@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

Monday August 15, 2022
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Non-Fiction Book Club - The Sun Does Shine

Join reference librarian Rachel for our monthly non-fiction book club. This month's selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, by Anthony Ray Hinton. Copies are available system wide to reserve, as well as on CD, eBook, and eAudiobook. Summary: The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton's memoir tells his dramatic thirty–year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff  609-443-1880  twinprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Join reference librarian Rachel for our monthly non-fiction book club. This month's selection is The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row, by Anthony Ray Hinton. Copies are available system wide to reserve, as well as on CD, eBook, and eAudiobook. Summary: The Sun Does Shine is an extraordinary testament to the power of hope sustained through the darkest times. Destined to be a classic memoir of wrongful imprisonment and freedom won, Hinton's memoir tells his dramatic thirty–year journey and shows how you can take away a man's freedom, but you can't take away his imagination, humor, or joy.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff
  609.443.1880
   twinprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
Drop-in Craft: Crayon Rubbings

Stop by the Children's area between 9:45-4:00pm to take crayon rubbings of various designs! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Stop by the Children's area between 9:45-4:00pm to take crayon rubbings of various designs! Supplies and instructions will be out in the department; work at your own pace. For all ages. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

 
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10:00 AM
Preschool Craft Time / Actividades Para Niños Pequeños

Children ages 2-5 will make fun, themed crafts while practicing their motor skills in this  program with Miss Diana.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

*****

Los niños de 2 a 5 años harán actividades temáticas y divertidas mientras practican sus habilidades motoras finas en este  programa con Sra. Diana.

Es necesario inscribirse antes del evento. Complete un formulario de registro para toda la familia/grupo. Si se inscribe y se da cuenta de que no puede asistir, llame por teléfono para que otra persona pueda ocupar su lugar.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There is 1 space available.

Children ages 2-5 will make fun, themed crafts while practicing their motor skills in this  program with Miss Diana.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

*****

Los niños de 2 a 5 años harán actividades temáticas y divertidas mientras practican sus habilidades motoras finas en este  programa con Sra. Diana.

Es necesario inscribirse antes del evento. Complete un formulario de registro para toda la familia/grupo. Si se inscribe y se da cuenta de que no puede asistir, llame por teléfono para que otra persona pueda ocupar su lugar.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There is 1 space available.

 

Join Miss Molly for music & movement, a story, and a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Molly for music & movement, a story, and a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 

Join Miss Jen for storytime and a craft!  For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library..

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child.  If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Jen for storytime and a craft!  For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library..

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child.  If you register and cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Little STEAMers I

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a program that focuses on the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiment, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a program that focuses on the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiment, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Baby Storytime

Join Miss Caitlin for Baby Storytime. This thirty-minute program will be a mix of classic nursery rhymes, lap bounces, reading, singing, and dancing. The suggested age for this program is children 1- 24 months old with a caregiver. 

Please pick up a ticket at the youth desk prior to the event. No registration required.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org

Join Miss Caitlin for Baby Storytime. This thirty-minute program will be a mix of classic nursery rhymes, lap bounces, reading, singing, and dancing. The suggested age for this program is children 1- 24 months old with a caregiver. 

Please pick up a ticket at the youth desk prior to the event. No registration required.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


 

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age-appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt-board figures are shared with the group. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Ages 0 – 3 years, with a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

This program is a great way to introduce your child to library story times and reading. Age-appropriate books, songs, nursery rhymes, puppets, and felt-board figures are shared with the group. After 20 minutes of structured group time, there is time for play and for socializing. Ages 0 – 3 years, with a caregiver. Siblings welcome.

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Concert with Tim Hoh Music for Kids

Join us for a fun, high-energy outdoor concert with Tim Hoh Music for Kids. Mr. Tim plays "dad-driven kindie rock" geared towards, but definitely not limited to, ages 0-8.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 20 spaces available.

Join us for a fun, high-energy outdoor concert with Tim Hoh Music for Kids. Mr. Tim plays "dad-driven kindie rock" geared towards, but definitely not limited to, ages 0-8.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 20 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Painting Station

Indoor painting station for children ages 2 and up. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Indoor painting station for children ages 2 and up. Each group will be assigned a station with craft supplies! Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Children ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to join us for storytime. We will share books, action rhymes, and songs. We will focus on the same theme all week. Children will receive a take-home craft after storytime. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
(Virtual) Monday Morning Movie Chat

Join us for an informal discussion about interesting movies you have recently seen. We will talk about movies that we enjoyed or not in the last few months and why.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for an informal discussion about interesting movies you have recently seen. We will talk about movies that we enjoyed or not in the last few months and why.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 

Join Miss Molly for music & movement, a story, and a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Molly for music & movement, a story, and a craft! For children ages 2-5, with an adult to supervise. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Little STEAMers II

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a program that focuses on the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiment, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

This program is for children ages 2 - 4 years, with a caregiver. Little Steamers is a program that focuses on the five areas of STEAM; science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. All geared toward toddlers. Each week, toddlers will build, experiment, investigate and have fun while exploring a new topic. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please note which Little Steamers session you are signing up for as there is a 10:00 AM session and a repeat session at 11:00 AM. Please sign up for only one session. 

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Outdoor Game Day for Adults: Trivia

What do you know? Maybe you’ll even surprise yourself! This fun hour is led by librarian Mary Astarita.

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 8 spaces available.

What do you know? Maybe you’ll even surprise yourself! This fun hour is led by librarian Mary Astarita.

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 8 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
School-age STEAM: Luau and Ice Cream Party

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for an STEAM program focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome for an STEAM program focusing on science, technology, engineering, art and math. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 

Use paper, copper tape, LED lights, and coin cell batteries to create cool light-up projects. For children ages 6+, with a caregiver to supervise. This month's project is to create a light-up picture of an anglerfishSponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Use paper, copper tape, LED lights, and coin cell batteries to create cool light-up projects. For children ages 6+, with a caregiver to supervise. This month's project is to create a light-up picture of an anglerfishSponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together.  If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
(Virtual) Guided Meditation

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Relax, refocus, and rejuvenate. Take a moment to regain the peace lost during our busy days. Facilitated by Hightstown Branch staff member, Leena, who is a 13-year practitioner of Rajyoga meditation.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafternoon: Butterflies

Join us today to make a butterfly craft! Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us today to make a butterfly craft! Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
K-6 Grade Tutoring / Tutoria Para Kinder - 6 Grado

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

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Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There is 1 space available.

Children in Kindergarten - 6th Grade will receive math and reading practice from teen volunteer tutors. A parent/guardian must stay in the library while the child attends the program.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please register for one day per week only. 

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Los niños en Kinder hasta el 6 grado practicarán la lectura y las matematicas con voluntarios adolescentes. Un padre o guardián tiene que quedarse en la biblioteca mientras el niño esté en el programa. 

Hay que inscribirse antes del evento. Inscríbase por un dia solamente ( los lunes O  los jueves).

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There is 1 space available.

 
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6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tween Craft: Magic Fish Flip Book

Make a magic flip book of fanciful fish. Ages 8 and up.

Registration requested.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch
There are 7 spaces available.

Make a magic flip book of fanciful fish. Ages 8 and up.

Registration requested.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

There are 7 spaces available.

 

This program is intended for children ages 6 and older. Messy Club is back and messier than ever! This is a program geared for children who like to have fun creating but don’t want to color within the lines. Each session you will explore a new medium of messiness. 

Please pick up a ticket at the youth desk when you arrive for Messy Club. Registration is not required.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org

This program is intended for children ages 6 and older. Messy Club is back and messier than ever! This is a program geared for children who like to have fun creating but don’t want to color within the lines. Each session you will explore a new medium of messiness. 

Please pick up a ticket at the youth desk when you arrive for Messy Club. Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Outdoor Slime Time

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making Neon Slime! Dress for a mess! For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.  

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making Neon Slime! Dress for a mess! For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.  

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Makerspace Mondays: Luau and Ice Cream Party

Tweens and teens, ages 10 and up, are welcome to join us for a hands-on program. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 6 spaces available.

Tweens and teens, ages 10 and up, are welcome to join us for a hands-on program. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 6 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Virtual) Finding Your Calm after the Storm

Join us for an open discussion on dealing with changing emotions when storms blow in. Learn how to become emotionally prepared when weather emergencies happen. Gain stress management techniques and coping skills for your wellness toolkit. Presented by Autumn Kilduff, Crisis Counselor, RWJBH, Institute for Prevention and Recovery, Hope and Healing Ida Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us for an open discussion on dealing with changing emotions when storms blow in. Learn how to become emotionally prepared when weather emergencies happen. Gain stress management techniques and coping skills for your wellness toolkit. Presented by Autumn Kilduff, Crisis Counselor, RWJBH, Institute for Prevention and Recovery, Hope and Healing Ida Program.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


Tuesday August 16, 2022
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10:00 AM
Activity time with Miss Molly

For ages 2-6 years, with a caregiver. Molly is our departmental intern for summer 2022 and a high school senior. Program content will vary, but may include assorted supervised activities to get children involved, such as a sing-along, crafts or other activities. Join us for some fun! Will last about a half hour to 45 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

For ages 2-6 years, with a caregiver. Molly is our departmental intern for summer 2022 and a high school senior. Program content will vary, but may include assorted supervised activities to get children involved, such as a sing-along, crafts or other activities. Join us for some fun! Will last about a half hour to 45 minutes. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
ABC Play Time

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch
There is 1 space available.

For children ages 2-5 and a caregiver. Children will explore the letters of the alphabet through sensory play and other activities. This is a fun way to introduce and reinforce letters to pre-school children. Each family unit will have a station at which to play. Come dressed for a mess! 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are identical, please register for one only. 

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

There is 1 space available.

 
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
(Virtual) ESL Conversation Group for Adults

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas about all kinds of things with others in the group. We'll also cover vocabulary, idioms and grammar relevant to our discussions. Bring your questions too!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

If you already know some English and want to improve your speaking and comprehension skills, please join librarian Elka Frankel for some practice sharing your thoughts and ideas about all kinds of things with others in the group. We'll also cover vocabulary, idioms and grammar relevant to our discussions. Bring your questions too!

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

There are 7 spaces available.

 

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to drop in and play board games. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org

Children of all ages, accompanied by an adult, are invited to drop in and play board games. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Fresh Air Funtime

Fresh air Funtime is a program held outdoors where we will read a story together, learn some songs and rhymes, and explore nature. The suggested age for this program is children 2 - 5 years old with a caregiver. Please bring a blanket to sit on, and dress for the weather. 

Registration is not required.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org

Fresh air Funtime is a program held outdoors where we will read a story together, learn some songs and rhymes, and explore nature. The suggested age for this program is children 2 - 5 years old with a caregiver. Please bring a blanket to sit on, and dress for the weather. 

Registration is not required.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outdoor Toddler Rock

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program is for children ages 3 and under who are accompanied by an adult. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Too old for Baby Time and not quite ready to sit through a Story Time? Join us for singing, dancing, and rhymes. There is an emphasis on interaction with the music and the rhymes through singing, actions, and props to build pre-literacy skills. This program is for children ages 3 and under who are accompanied by an adult. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for the entire family attending together. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch


 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Story Time

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity. Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver. 

CONTACT: Twin Rivers Programming Staff   609-443-1880
LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch
There are 10 spaces available.

A half-hour of stories, songs, and movement, followed by a craft activity. Ages 2 – 5, with a caregiver. 

CONTACT:
  Twin Rivers Programming Staff 
  609.443.1880
  

LOCATION: Twin Rivers Branch

There are 10 spaces available.

 

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a storytime with books and songs. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 15 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 to 5, are welcome for a storytime with books and songs. Children will receive a take-home craft at the end of the program. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 15 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Toddler Storytime

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 11 spaces available.

Learn songs and rhymes! Stories and take-home craft! Suggested for children, ages 5 and under. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ewing Library. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 11 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outdoor Slime

Join us in making  Slime. Sponsored by the Friend of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 19 spaces available.

Join us in making  Slime. Sponsored by the Friend of the Ewing Library. 

Registration is required prior to the event. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org 

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 19 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Matinee Movie

Dear Evan Hansen (2021); rated PG-13, 137 minutes

Please register.

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-0957  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 7 spaces available.

Dear Evan Hansen (2021); rated PG-13, 137 minutes

Please register.

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.0957
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 7 spaces available.

 

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome to come learn how to play chess and play against others. No prior chess experience required.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 10 spaces available.

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), are welcome to come learn how to play chess and play against others. No prior chess experience required.

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 10 spaces available.

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafternoon: Butterflies

Join us today to make a butterfly craft! Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

CONTACT: Hopewell Youth Services Staff  609-737-2610  hopeysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

Join us today to make a butterfly craft! Suggested for children ages 3 - 8 with adult supervision. 

This is a drop-in event. 

CONTACT:
  Hopewell Youth Services Staff
  609.737.2610
   hopeysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hopewell Branch

 
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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Read to the Therapy Dog

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tween and Teen Harry Potter Club
The Harry Potter Club will meet once a month, and in each program, we will talk about Harry Potter and play wizard games, create spellbinding crafts, and more! So don't forget to dress in your wizard or witch's best clothing, and register online! For ages 10 and up.
CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)
The Harry Potter Club will meet once a month, and in each program, we will talk about Harry Potter and play wizard games, create spellbinding crafts, and more! So don't forget to dress in your wizard or witch's best clothing, and register online! For ages 10 and up.
CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Read to the Therapy Dog

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Read to the Therapy Dog

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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5:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Read to the Therapy Dog

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

Children, ages 5-10 (grades K-5th), who need extra practice reading aloud are welcome to come read to our therapy dog. Each reader will have a 15 minute session. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each participant. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


REGISTRATION CLOSED.   (NO WAITING LIST)

 
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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Outdoor Slime Time

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making Neon Slime! Dress for a mess! For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.  

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Get ready for some hands-on fun!  Today we will be making Neon Slime! Dress for a mess! For children ages 5 years old and up, with a caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. In the case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form per child. If unable to attend, please call to cancel.  

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
(Virtual) Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

Join us virtually for an opportunity to share original creative writing of all kinds in a supportive, group environment. Facilitated by Chip McAuley, poet and Hickory Corner librarian, this ongoing workshop is for everyone who enjoys working with words. We will share work, discuss writing techniques, give supportive feedback, read aloud and more in this all-in-one creativity hub.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us virtually for an opportunity to share original creative writing of all kinds in a supportive, group environment. Facilitated by Chip McAuley, poet and Hickory Corner librarian, this ongoing workshop is for everyone who enjoys working with words. We will share work, discuss writing techniques, give supportive feedback, read aloud and more in this all-in-one creativity hub.

Registration with an email is required, so we can send you a link to connect through GoToMeeting. You will receive the link approximately 24 hours before the program.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org


 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday Trivia

Join us on MCLS’ Facebook page for an hour of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids, 10 and over, are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to five members). Visit MCLS's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mclsnj) at 7pm to participate.

CONTACT: MCLS Staff  hopeprogs@mcl.org

Join us on MCLS’ Facebook page for an hour of family-friendly trivia. Questions are geared toward adults, but kids, 10 and over, are welcome to participate, too! Play alone or form a team (of up to five members). Visit MCLS's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/mclsnj) at 7pm to participate.

CONTACT:
  MCLS Staff
  
   hopeprogs@mcl.org

Wednesday August 17, 2022
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Outdoor Big Blocks for Little Kids

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and build with Miss Cathy! Please bring a blanket or chairs. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

Registration is required prior to the event. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT: Robbinsville Programming Staff  609-259-2150  robprogs@mcl.org
There are 5 spaces available.

Children, ages 2 and up, accompanied by an adult, are invited to come and build with Miss Cathy! Please bring a blanket or chairs. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved indoors.

Registration is required prior to the event. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another. 

CONTACT:
  Robbinsville Programming Staff
  609.259.2150
   robprogs@mcl.org


There are 5 spaces available.

 

Join Miss Pam for indoor storytime and a craft. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. If you are more than 15 minutes late your spot may be given to someone else. 

CONTACT: Lawrence Youth Services Staff  609-883-8295  lawysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

Join Miss Pam for indoor storytime and a craft. Ages 2-5 with caregiver. Sponsored by the Friends of the Lawrence Library. 

​Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration form for the entire family/group coming together. If you register and realize you cannot make it, please phone so someone else can have your slot. If you are more than 15 minutes late your spot may be given to someone else. 

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Youth Services Staff
  609.883.8295
   lawysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

Registration will begin on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 7:00 AM     

 
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10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Wiggle, Giggle, Read

For ages 3 and under. Get moving and grooving while practicing early literacy skills. This program will focus on songs, rhymes, music, and a shared story! We will use shaker eggs, scarves, and our large parachute.

Registration not required.

CONTACT: Miss Liz  609-448-1474  highysprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

For ages 3 and under. Get moving and grooving while practicing early literacy skills. This program will focus on songs, rhymes, music, and a shared story! We will use shaker eggs, scarves, and our large parachute.

Registration not required.

CONTACT:
  Miss Liz
  609.448.1474
   highysprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hightstown Branch

 

Children, ages birth to 2 1/2, with a caregiver are welcome for stories, songs and play. We may move the storytime outdoors if weather permits. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT: Hollowbrook Staff  609-883-5914  holprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch
There are 5 spaces available.

Children, ages birth to 2 1/2, with a caregiver are welcome for stories, songs and play. We may move the storytime outdoors if weather permits. 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration per child. 

CONTACT:
  Hollowbrook Staff
  609.883.5914
   holprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Hollowbrook Branch

There are 5 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Discovery Time

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are invited to a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

CONTACT: Hickory Corner Programming Staff  609-448-1330  hcprogs@mcl.org
There are 14 spaces available.

Preschoolers, ages 3-5, are invited to a program focusing on the various elements of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math). 

Registration is required prior to the event. Please complete one registration for each child attending. If you need to cancel your registration, please notify us as soon as possible to allow a space to open up for another child. 

CONTACT:
  Hickory Corner Programming Staff
  609.448.1330
   hcprogs@mcl.org


There are 14 spaces available.

 
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10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program designed for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Each week, we will read several stories, learn action rhymes, and make crafts. 

Please pick up a ticket at the youth desk when you arrive for the event. Registration is not required prior to the event.

CONTACT: West Windsor Youth Services Staff   609-799-0462  westprogs@mcl.org

Preschool Storytime is a 30-minute program designed for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Each week, we will read several stories, learn action rhymes, and make crafts. 

Please pick up a ticket at the youth desk when you arrive for the event. Registration is not required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  West Windsor Youth Services Staff 
  609.799.0462
   westprogs@mcl.org


 
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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Music and Movement

Join Miss Susan for Music and Movement action rhymes program. 

CONTACT: Ewing Programming Staff  609-882-3130  ewprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Ewing Branch
There are 15 spaces available.

Join Miss Susan for Music and Movement action rhymes program. 

CONTACT:
  Ewing Programming Staff
  609.882.3130
   ewprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Ewing Branch

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Adult Outdoor Drawing Party

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT: Lawrence Adult Services Staff  609-883-8292  lawprogs@mcl.org
LOCATION: Lawrence Branch
There are 8 spaces available.

Adults are welcome for a safe, physically distant Library Drawing Party. Try out your artistic talents and learn to draw new images each week. Upon arrival attendees will be assigned a space to sit for the duration of the program. Sanitized clipboards, paper and colored pencils will be provided for the duration of the program. Please do not share materials between groups. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials, including clipboards.

Registration is required prior to the event.

CONTACT:
  Lawrence Adult Services Staff
  609.883.8292
   lawprogs@mcl.org

LOCATION: Lawrence Branch

There are 8 spaces available.

 
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafty Adults: Citrus Fruit Felt Coasters

This month we’ll be making cheerful and cute felt coasters shaped like slices of citrus fruit to protect your table tops from beverage glasses We'll b